News & Events From Rarity Bay

2016 Highlights Set Stage For 2017 Plans

April 27, 2017

As 2017 gets underway, and with much to look forward to, we decided to take a moment and reflect on a few highlights for Rarity Bay and the club.

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New Home Featured in the Parade of Homes

October 11, 2016

Back in March, our homebuilder, McCamy Construction, broke ground with two custom home projects: our design center (Lot 72) and our Parade Home (Lot 492). Both homes are a stunning new addition to Rarity Bay with rich detail, brick finishes, and a gorgeous view of Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains.

If you’re looking for a home that really stands out from the rest, our Parade Home sets the bar to a whole new level.

With a transitional French country design, you will notice steep roof lines and hard angled pitches, custom trim detail, beautiful tile accents and all brick exterior.



Good design is evident in the details. After driving up the exposed aggregate driveway and entering the foyer, the 8’ doors and thick moldings really make an impact when you enter the home. The handsome patterned hardwood floors created with varying board widths grab your attention next.



Designed with an open floor plan, this home not only maximizes the indoor living space, but provides the homeowner  a view of the beautiful outdoor scenery from almost every angle.



The kitchen and master bath include unique custom upgrades, such as taller cabinets for additional storage with more trim details, extra trim details all around (e.g. large crown molding, taller baseboards, and window trim), and tile accent features above the range and inside the shower.





While not the most prominent room in the house, the mudroom is certainly worth noting. With navy cabinets and a chair rail, there’s a place for everything.


As the Rarity Bay custom home builder, McCamy Construction focuses on transforming your vision of a perfect home into a reality at Rarity Bay through inspired design, careful craftsmanship, and flawless execution.

Their process delivers exceptional quality, functional beauty, and a transparent construction timeline right from the start. From contract to completion, McCamy guarantees a building experience like no other, because the most important aspect of your new home is you. Contact Grant McMahan to get started today. Email or call (865) 247-7068.

See our Home Collections on our Real Estate page.

Tennessee ranked No. 4 best state for retirement

June 23, 2016

golfcartKnoxville News Sentinel – Prepare to say howdy to new neighbors, because Tennessee’s reputation as a good place to retire just got yet another boost.

In a new report, Kiplinger, a publishing company that specializes in personal financial advice and business forecasts, rates Tennessee the fourth-best state for retirees.

The report touts Tennessee’s affordability — rating it “tax friendly” while estimating the state’s cost of living to be 2 percent below the U.S. average and its health-care costs for a retired couple to be below average at $376,365.

“Every major metro area offers below-average living costs in almost every category of expenses, including health care and taxes,” Kiplinger reports.

“And being economically healthy, Tennessee should have no issues maintaining its tax-friendliness; it ranks eighth of all states for fiscal soundness, according to a recent report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.”

Some 923,000 of Tennessee’s 6.5 million residents (14.2 percent) are age 65 or older.

“To be named as one of the top five retirement destinations in the country is an accolade of which we can be proud as we continue to build awareness,” said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, in a statement issued today. “We continue to tell the story of our low cost of living, no state income tax, low property taxes, four mild seasons, incredible quality of living and breathtaking scenic beauty through the Retire Tennessee program and people are noticing.”

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel

The Bay Bulletin

February 3, 2016

NewsLBuildFin_v1n3 Riding the wave of enthusiasm generated by last October’s Parade of Homes in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, the newly selected Bay Builders met with principals of Salem Pointe Capital prior to the holidays to map out plans for new home construction in 2016.

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The Bay Bulletin

January 13, 2016

NewsLetterFIN_v1n2Brand building involves more than designing a logo. It goes beyond building a website and printing brochures. It’s more important than the mark, colors and typeface embroidered on shirts in the pro shop.

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Happy Holidays

December 10, 2015


Plan Now for the Holidays

November 10, 2015

turkeyWith that bowl of trick-or-treat candy emptied, it must be time to start planning for the holidays. Whether you are planning a party or just looking for a juicy drumstick, Rarity Bay Country Club is your answer.

Members can spend more time with family and less time in in the kitchen by taking advantage of the Thanksgiving Buffet at Rarity Bay on Sunday, Nov 22. Dinner is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by Vocal Point. Reservations may be made by calling 423-884-3020.

If you are hosting a holiday event, let us take the stress out of the planning. Some availability remans at Rarity Bay Country Club for private parties. Or if you are interested in having us cater an event in your home, we can do that!

Dinner at the Club?

November 9, 2015

Over the last several months, that question is being posed more and more often as an affirmative statement.

That’s because a few key changes and thoughtful investments in the food and beverage services at Rarity Bay Country Club are transforming the dining experience.

To say that the addition of Chef Justin Holleman has been well received is akin to saying we have some nice views here at the Bay. Chef Justin has introduced a tasty array of menu options, all prepared with an attention to detail to satisfy any palette. And our members noticed, returning to dinner at the Club in growing numbers.

With an eye on continuing to improve quality and service, Rarity Bay has tripled its kitchen staff, including the addition of experienced and talented sous chefs from several top restaurants. This has allowed the Club to expand dinner service from only two nights a week to four, including every weekend evening. We also added a Sunday brunch.

“With the initial response from members when we brought in Chef Justin, we felt like we were on the right track,” says Salem Pointe Capital’s Michael Ayres, who oversees Management Operations at Rarity Bay. “At the same time, while great food is essential, we realized that the dining experience extends beyond that. So we’re really working hard to continue to get better and better at every aspect — from consistency of food quality to great guest service to creating a really special a ambiance.

“Ideally, we’re creating a situation where dinner at the Club is the first choice.”

A new menu is the next step. Members have been gnoshing on some new appetizers and sampling some special items of late that could become regular offerings. Some of the most popular items seem to be the shrimp cocktail, yellow fin tuna stack served with Asian slaw, and the hoisin ribs.